Historical Dictionary Of Hinduism

Historical Dictionary Of Hinduism

by Bruce M. Sullivan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810833271

ISBN-13: 9780810833272

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

With a history of over three and a half millennia, and over 800 million adherents, Hinduism is one of the world's largest and most diverse religious traditions. The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In

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With a history of over three and a half millennia, and over 800 million adherents, Hinduism is one of the world's largest and most diverse religious traditions. The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social organization, mythology, and the theories of salvation developed through the history of Hinduism are also presented. A pronunciation guide to Sanskrit and Tamil, and a chronology of the history of Hinduism are included. Those who study Hinduism will find the bibliography, organized under ten topical headings and including primary and secondary sources, particularly useful for their research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810833272
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series, #13
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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